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"Why " by The Meat Puppets
                         from the CD "Too High To Die"
                         transcribed by Wesley Torres
                              jiffypop@ibcco.com

This is in 6/8 time but I wrote it in 12/8 to save space.
They use two acoustic guitars on this one.
Intro/Verse:
  1  2  3  4  5  6  1  2  3  4  5  6   1  2  3  4  5  6  1  2  3  4  5  6
|----------2-----------------2-------|------------------------------------|
|-------3-----3-----------3-----3----|----------2-----------------2-------|
|----2-----------2-----2-----------2-|-------2-----2-----------2----------|
|-0-----------------0----------------|----2-----------2-----2-------------|
|------------------------------------|-0-----------------0-----------0--2-|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|----------3-----------------3-------|
|----------1-----------------1-------|-------------3-----------------3----|
|-------0-----0-----------0-----0----|----------------0-----------------3-|
|----2-----------2-----2-----------2-|-------0-----------------0----------|
|-3-----------------3----------------|----2-----------------2-------------|
|------------------------------------|-3-----------------3----------------|

That's pretty much the whole thing.  There is a chord progression change in
the middle that I haven't figured out yet.  Same with the solo.  I'll post
those when I get a chance later.
        \|||/
       ( o o )   Wesley Torres - jiffypop@mail.ibcco.com
+-.oooO--(_)--Oooo.---------------------------------------+
                  "Duct tape is a lot like the force.  It
   .oooO          has a light side and a dark side and it
   (   )   Oooo.    holds the universe together."
+---\ (----(   )------------------------------------------+
     \_)    ) /   http://home.ptd.net/~malelist/jiffypop
           (_/     for fan club and mailing list info



+-------------------------------------------+
| Why? , from Meat Puppets, Too High to Die |
+-------------------------------------------+

Heres my Tab for "Why ". Play it fingerstyle or with a plectrum.
There are some hammer ons in the main bits as well, like 0h3 when
your going on to the A chord diagramC majorC chord etc. Also, I play some of the bits,
like the A chord diagramFF chord bit, lower than in the song. Try playing it on
DGBe strings instead of EADG if you like. Whatever sounds best to you...
( theres no timing in the tab but its easy if you play along )

Have fun! Roof with a Hole and Chemical Garden on the way...

( / = slide, h = hammer, p = pull off, ~ = vibrato )

Song Sequence goes something like this:

        (A chord diagramA augmentedA) * 4
        (A chord diagramBB) * 1 or 2  ??
        (A chord diagramC majorC) * 2
        (A chord diagramD MajorD) * 2
        (A chord diagramA augmentedA) * 2
        (A chord diagramBB) * 1 or 2  ??
        (A chord diagramC majorC) * 2
        -solo 1
        (A chord diagramA augmentedA) * 2
        (A chord diagramBB) * 1 or 2  ??
        (A chord diagramC majorC) * 4
        (A chord diagramD MajorD) * 2 or 4  ??
        (A chord diagramBB) * 2 or 4  ??
        (A chord diagramD MajorD) * 2 or 4  ??
        (A chord diagramBB) * 2 or 4  ??
        -solo 2

Part A:

chords   |-D------------------------A----------------------|

        e|-------2-----------2-----------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-----3---3-------3---3---------2-----------2-----|
        A chord diagramG+G|---2-------2---2-------2-----2---2-------2---2---|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-0-----------0-------------2-------2---2-------2-|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------0-----------0-----------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


         |-C-----------------------G-----------------------|

        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------1-----------1-----------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-----0---0-------0---0---------0-----------0-----|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|---2-------2---2-------2-----0---0-------0---0---|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3-----------3-------------2-------2---2-------0-|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------3-----------3-----------|


Part B:

         |-F-----------------------|

        e|-------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------2-----------2-----|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-----3---3-------3---3---|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|---3-------3---3-------3-|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-1-----------1-----------|


Part C:
         |-F-----------------------C-----------------------|

        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------1-----------1-----|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------2-----------2---------0---0-------0---0---|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-----3---3-------3---3-----2-------2---2-------2-|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|---3-------3---3-------3-3-----------3-----------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-1-----------1-----------------------------------|

           |maybe wrong-----------|
         |-A#something-------------F-----------------------|

        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------1-----------1-----------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-----3---3-------3---3---------2-----------2-----|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|---3-------3---3-------3-----3---3-------3---3---|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-1-----------1-------------3-------3---3-------3-|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------1-----------1-----------|


Part D:
         |-D-----------------------|

        e|-------2-----------2-----|
        A chord diagramBB|-----3---3-------3---3---|
        A chord diagramG+G|---2-------2---2-------2-|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-0-----------0-----------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------|


Solo 1:
        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-----0-/2-/4-2-2-2---2-4-4/5-5-5-5-4-2-2-2-2-0-0-|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0-0---------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|---------2-2-0---------------4-4/5-5-5-5-4-2-0-2-|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-0h2-0---------4-2-0-2h4-2-----------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|----------6-6-8-8/10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8--------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-0-0---------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


        e|---------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-13-11-10-11-10----10-------------10-10---10h11p10-|
        A chord diagramG+G|----------------12----12-10-10-12------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------|


        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-10-11-13-13-11-10------------11-10--------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------------------10---10-12-------12-10-9-9-9--|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|----------------11-10-------------11-10-10-3-----|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-10-12-12-12-12-------12-10-10-12----------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


Solo 2:                        ~~         ~~
        e|-10-10-10-8-----------------------------8--------|
        A chord diagramBB|------------11-10-11-10---10-11-10---10---11-10--|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|

        e|--------------------------------11-10-------10---|
        A chord diagramBB|-8-10h11-10-8-10h11p10------/10---------/10------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|

        e|-----11-10-8-------------8-------11-10-10-11-10--|
        A chord diagramBB|-/10---------11-11-10-11---10/11-----------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|

        e|-8---------------------------8-------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|---11-10-10-10-11-10---10-11---11-10-11-10-8-----|
        A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------10--|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|

                                             let ring.........
        e|-----------------------------------------------0-0h2-|
        A chord diagramBB|------------------------10-10h11p10p8-10-----3-------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-10-9-10-10/12-10-7-7----------------------2---------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------|

Tabbed by tom sugden. ceetps1@cee.hw.ac.uk

From lgm01@students.stir.ac.uk Thu Dec 19 08:57:26 1996

+-------------------------------------------+
| Why? , from Meat Puppets, Too High to Die |
+-------------------------------------------+

Heres my Tab for "Why ". Play it fingerstyle or with a plectrum.
There are some hammer ons in the main bits as well, like 0h3 when
your going on to the A chord diagramC majorC chord etc. Also, I play some of the bits,
like the A chord diagramFF chord bit, lower than in the song. Try playing it on
DGBe strings instead of EADG if you like. Whatever sounds best to you...
( theres no timing in the tab but its easy if you play along )

Have fun! Roof with a Hole and Chemical Garden on the way...

( / = slide, h = hammer, p = pull off, ~ = vibrato )

Song Sequence goes something like this:

        (A chord diagramA augmentedA) * 4
        (A chord diagramBB) * 1 or 2  ??
        (A chord diagramC majorC) * 2
        (A chord diagramD MajorD) * 2
        (A chord diagramA augmentedA) * 2
        (A chord diagramBB) * 1 or 2  ??
        (A chord diagramC majorC) * 2
        -solo 1
        (A chord diagramA augmentedA) * 2
        (A chord diagramBB) * 1 or 2  ??
        (A chord diagramC majorC) * 4
        (A chord diagramD MajorD) * 2 or 4  ??
        (A chord diagramBB) * 2 or 4  ??
        (A chord diagramD MajorD) * 2 or 4  ??
        (A chord diagramBB) * 2 or 4  ??
        -solo 2

Part A:

chords   |-D------------------------A----------------------|

        e|-------2-----------2-----------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-----3---3-------3---3---------2-----------2-----|
        A chord diagramG+G|---2-------2---2-------2-----2---2-------2---2---|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-0-----------0-------------2-------2---2-------2-|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------0-----------0-----------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


         |-C-----------------------G-----------------------|

        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------1-----------1-----------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-----0---0-------0---0---------0-----------0-----|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|---2-------2---2-------2-----0---0-------0---0---|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3-----------3-------------2-------2---2-------0-|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------3-----------3-----------|


Part B:

         |-F-----------------------|

        e|-------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------2-----------2-----|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-----3---3-------3---3---|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|---3-------3---3-------3-|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-1-----------1-----------|


Part C:
         |-F-----------------------C-----------------------|

        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------1-----------1-----|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------2-----------2---------0---0-------0---0---|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-----3---3-------3---3-----2-------2---2-------2-|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|---3-------3---3-------3-3-----------3-----------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-1-----------1-----------------------------------|

           |maybe wrong-----------|
         |-A#something-------------F-----------------------|

        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------1-----------1-----------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-----3---3-------3---3---------2-----------2-----|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|---3-------3---3-------3-----3---3-------3---3---|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-1-----------1-------------3-------3---3-------3-|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------1-----------1-----------|


Part D:
         |-D-----------------------|

        e|-------2-----------2-----|
        A chord diagramBB|-----3---3-------3---3---|
        A chord diagramG+G|---2-------2---2-------2-|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-0-----------0-----------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------|


Solo 1:
        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-----0-/2-/4-2-2-2---2-4-4/5-5-5-5-4-2-2-2-2-0-0-|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0-0---------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|---------2-2-0---------------4-4/5-5-5-5-4-2-0-2-|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-0h2-0---------4-2-0-2h4-2-----------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|----------6-6-8-8/10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8--------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-0-0---------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


        e|---------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-13-11-10-11-10----10-------------10-10---10h11p10-|
        A chord diagramG+G|----------------12----12-10-10-12------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------|


        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-10-11-13-13-11-10------------11-10--------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------------------10---10-12-------12-10-9-9-9--|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


        e|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|----------------11-10-------------11-10-10-3-----|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-10-12-12-12-12-------12-10-10-12----------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|


Solo 2:                        ~~         ~~
        e|-10-10-10-8-----------------------------8--------|
        A chord diagramBB|------------11-10-11-10---10-11-10---10---11-10--|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|

        e|--------------------------------11-10-------10---|
        A chord diagramBB|-8-10h11-10-8-10h11p10------/10---------/10------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|

        e|-----11-10-8-------------8-------11-10-10-11-10--|
        A chord diagramBB|-/10---------11-11-10-11---10/11-----------------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|

        e|-8---------------------------8-------------------|
        A chord diagramBB|---11-10-10-10-11-10---10-11---11-10-11-10-8-----|
        A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------10--|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------|

                                             let ring.........
        e|-----------------------------------------------0-0h2-|
        A chord diagramBB|------------------------10-10h11p10p8-10-----3-------|
        A chord diagramG+G|-10-9-10-10/12-10-7-7----------------------2---------|
        A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------|
        A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------|

Tabbed by tom sugden. ceetps1@cee.hw.ac.uk

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